Chronic pain is defined as any pain or discomfort that persists longer than three months and is often associated with injury or tissue damage but can also occur in the absence of injury or tissue damage. Chronic pain may occur due to trauma, injury, post-surgical, diabetes, limb amputation, diabetes, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, poor postures, repetitive strain, stress or complex medical history. Individuals who suffer from chronic pain may be experiencing fatigue, fear, increased stress, anxiety, depression, body stiffness, weight gain, kinesiophobia (fear of movement), poor sleep hygiene, pain medication dependence, inability to perform daily work or recreational/social activities.

Can physical therapy assist chronic pain suffers?

Physical therapists are the experts in movement analysis. Restoring physical movement is crucial for those individuals who suffer from chronic pain because it promotes improved cardiovascular endurance (breathing and circulation), strength, flexibility, swelling, sleep, and metabolism. Physical therapists incorporate various manual therapy (hands-on) techniques necessary for improved tissue and joint mobility, pain reduction and efficient functional mobility restoration so that individuals can tolerate exercise. Physical therapists can also provide in-depth education regarding your diagnosis as it relates to optimal movement, posture, activity modification and utilization of various modalities for pain management.

Your program may include such manual therapy (hands-on) treatment interventions as joint and soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, and exercise prescription to promote recovery and optimizing your targeted activity specific movement.

Some of the specific sports / recreation / artists we have assisted with:

  • Tennis

  • Cycling

  • Violinist

  • Baseball

  • Ballet Dancer

  • Golf
  • Swimming

  • Base Player
  • Basketball
  • Yoga

  • Cross Fit

  • Running

  • Flutist

  • Football

  • Pilates



Monday – Friday Appointment
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


(773) 516-4146


4636 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, Illinois 60640 


Stacey is the BEST physical therapist and seeing her for my numerous pains is exactly what I needed. She has done so much to correct my posture, strengthen my back muscles and even correct the curvature in my spine. I know now that much of the pain I am experiencing is from accidents and injuries I had growing up, which have not come to the surface until now. What a blessing to have found Stacey and to be seeing her.

Stacey is the very best at what she does. My neighbor referred her, and I thank her for the referral any’ chance I get. Stacey is professional, knowledgeable and is devoted to fixing what is wrong and taking away the pain! She is compassionate, yet not afraid to push her patients to reach their full potential. Her goal is to make her patients whole and to allow them to resume their normal life. She succeeds, and I highly endorse her.


I was originally recommended to see Stacey for my shoulder after rotator cuff surgery. The shoulder was very painful and did not seem to heal correctly. I had better movement, but there was still a lot of pain despite getting several injections after the surgery. Turns out that I needed to have a second surgery to release the nerve which Stacey suspected.

After healing from the second surgery, 6 months later, I had extensive abdominal surgery which seemed to worsen my back and hip pain post surgery. So, I went back to Stacey to get some relief.


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